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Staples look to 3-D printing to remain competitive
16/Apr/2014 by Cathy Roberson.
The office supply industry is faced with challenges from changing workplace behavior and competition from online players such as Amazon
. To remain competitive as well as to take advantage of the needs of the growing small-to-medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurs, new products and services are being introduced. One of which is 3-D printing services.... read more
Kuehne + Nagel still seeing tough markets
15/Apr/2014 by Thomas Cullen.
The performance of Kuehne and Nagel over the past quarter implies that, despite the optimism of many service providers during the results season, logistics markets have remained difficult.... read more
DP-DHL Strategy 2020 is a bigger change than it appears
10/Apr/2014 by Thomas Cullen.
Outlined to investors last week, ‘Strategy 2020’ describes the three principles of DP-DHL
’s corporate strategy.... read more
Interview with the author: Supply Chain Risk: Understanding Emerging Threats to Supply Chains
10/Apr/2014 by Staff Writer.
To mark Global Logistics Day and the publication of the new book, Supply Chain Risk, Logistics Briefing undertook an interview with its author, John Manners-Bell to find out more about threats to the logistics industry.... read more
Despite recent natural disasters, the Philippines remains a shining light for growth
10/Apr/2014 by Cathy Roberson.
A new report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) suggests that growth in Southeast Asia is expected to be minimal at best this year. However, the one shining light appears to be the Philippines, despite the horrific typhoon and earthquake that hit the country in 2013.... read more
Growing interest in South America Healthcare Logistics
09/Apr/2014 by Cathy Roberson.
Last week, UPS
announced plans to open two healthcare dedicated facilities in this region.Why the interest in South America? Changes in government regulations, an expanding middle class and its attractiveness as a location for clinical trials and the outsourcing of manufacturing are among the reasons for the interest. However the importance of South America's domestic markets should not be underestimated.... read more
DB Schenker appears to have had a tough year
07/Apr/2014 by Thomas Cullen.
It seems that DB Schenker
has had a tough twelve months with revenue from the ‘DB Schenker’ division of Deutsche Bahn
falling by 3.5% to €14.8bn, although this was part of a mixed picture.... read more
NYK and MOL pull themselves out of container swamp with LNG
03/Apr/2014 by Thomas Cullen.
The controversy over European gas imports from Russia has highlighted the growth of the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) logistics sector as a key energy logistics trade.... read more
Connecting Asia to Europe via rail
03/Apr/2014 by Cathy Roberson.
In an attempt to reduce time and cost of freight transport, the use of rail is getting a strong nod from China. This encouragement is mostly due to the growth of such interior cities as Chongqing and Chengdu. Chongqing, in particular is about 1,500 km from the closest main Chinese seaport. At the same time, other rail projects are emerging to link China, Central and Southeast Asia to Europe, the Middle East and beyond.... read more
Increasing US automobile exports leads to growth in logistics services
02/Apr/2014 by Cathy Roberson.
With increasing levels of investment US automobile production is the beneficiary of accelerating growth. To match the increases in production both automotive export and import levels are also rising; of course this growth is reflected by the automotive logistics industry.... read more
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